Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 17th February 2017

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:52am on Friday 17th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies for now
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light SE for now
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Friday 17th February 2017, 7:52am
0cm
Thursday 16th February 2017, 7:33am 1cm
Wednesday 15th February 2017, 8:31am 12cm
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 8:46am 9cm
Monday 13th February 2017, 8:01am 12cm
Sunday 12th February 2017, 8:33am 37cm
Saturday 11th February 2017, 8:32am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 77cm
Last 14 reports (total): 146cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 192cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 808cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Friday 17th February 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

Well, yesterday was a lovely spring day. Hold on, spring!? Yes, the sun was out and it warmed up. The local news last night said that temperatures rose to 8C in Yuzawa. For a first hand report, the temperature reading by the side of Route 17 in Ishiuchi said 11C as of 2pm.

I was hearing reports ranging from 'spring snow conditions' to 'pretty decent up at Kagura' yesterday... as you might expect, we're not going to get away with that warmth not affecting the snow.

This morning is again starting with sunshine and clear skies over Yuzawa and we are again expecting temperatures to approach double digits, and perhaps get slightly higher. We're also expecting some rain by lunchtime and potentially some strong wind blowing about, and then looking at a quick drop in temperatures by this evening. And eventually rain turning to snow. All sounds very complicated doesn't it?

The main thing today is to probably get out for first tracks to enjoy the better early morning snow conditions and before the weather turns.

Hopefully, there might be some fresh snow to play with tomorrow morning. Let's hope the temperature drops quickly and enough later on today.

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Official snow depth information as of Friday 17th February 2017

GALA Yuzawa
Upper part of $2,600,000 closed today due to avalanche danger.
Official snow depth: 410cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 300cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 240cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 300cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 360cm
Mitsumata - 310cm
Tashiro - 330cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 330cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 330cm
Base - 180cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 380cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 300cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 290cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 330cm
Base - 240cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 240cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 215cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Below are details of the planned 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma this season.
This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.
*** Please note that this section will not be updated every day.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:50pm.
The Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Kanko Number 3 Express lifts are open daily.
The Kanko Number 1 Express lift, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift and Hatsukaishi Number 2 pair lifts are also open on weekends and holidays.

Iwappara
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The Main course, Grand course and West courses are open during nighta.

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open for nighta.

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night') is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays until 1st April 2017.
The nighta opening times on those days is from 6pm until 4am the following morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.
The Maiko center quad lift on the Maiko Side of the resort operates for nighta.

Naeba
Daily until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in January and February.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday until 11th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Friday 17th February 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 17th February 2017
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Friday 17th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
17th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th February 1cm 26cm 15cm
15th February 12cm 0cm 25cm
14th February 9cm 0cm 30cm
13th February 12cm 0cm 2cm
12th February 37cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 6cm 22cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 77cm 48cm 77cm
Previous 14 days total 146cm 93cm 136cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 470cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total 192cm 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 808cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th February 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
192cm
[808cm]
- - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
[1303cm]
0cm
[1303cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
5cm
[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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